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People Talk: What was your impression of the final Harry Potter movie?

Sarah Garcia, Rancho Cordova "I was a bit speechless the first time I saw it. I think it wrapped up the series really well."

Mackenzie Harrison, El Dorado Hills “I liked how Harry finally figured out that he had a part of Voldemort in him. He took the honor of letting himself die for his friends.” Stephanie Shaltes, Folsom “I found it to be the most entertaining of all the movies … the best.” Ann-Marie Shaltes, Folsom “I was […]

1 Comment / July 18, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Teacher walks in the footsteps of history

Tom Douglas, right, with the California Society for the Sons of the American Revolution presents teacher Kevin Tierney with a certificate of achievement. Courtesy photo

Kevin A. Tierney, a 52 year-old teacher at Rolling Hills Middle School in El Dorado Hills, was selected by the California Society for the Sons of the American Revolution  to receive a scholarship to attend a course on the American Revolution presented by the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge, Penn., earlier this summer. The scholarship […]

No Comment / July 17, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Arena committee pitches regional benefits

THINKING BIG - Chamber Board President Linda Ellen Anderson talked up the Kings, the El Dorado Hills Chamber and the California Welcome Center during the El Dorado Hills stop on the July 14 Think BIG bus tour in support of a new entertainment and sports complex in Sacramento. Arena supporter Kevin Nagle, right, also addressed the media.

Members of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s “Think BIG Sacramento” arena committee canvassed the region by bus last Thursday, drumming up regional support for a new downtown sports and entertainment facility. The committee is about half way through Johnson’s self-appointed 100-day deadline to develop a funding strategy for the new arena. The combination of a stalled […]

4 Comments / July 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

John Skeel’s office sits empty while things ‘play out’

EMPTY CHAIR —€” El Dorado Hills CSD General Manager John Skeel cleared out his office last week. He was asked to take a personal leave by the CSD's Board of Directors in mid June. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado Hills Community Services General Manager John Skeel still has a job, for the moment. CSD Board Vice-president Noelle Mattock opened the July board meeting on Thursday night by reporting that, “Our attorney and John’s attorney are working together amicably to resolve the situation.” After the meeting Mattock added, “We’re optimistic for a resolution” […]

4 Comments / July 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fender bender snarls traffic on Highway 50

TRAFFIC SNARLED — Capt. Dave Brady escorts Larie Littlejohn of Minden, Nev., after she smashed up her car in what Brady called a freeway fender bender  Thursday morning. The accident occured around 9:15 a.m., and had traffic backed up to Cameron Park by 9:45. No serious injuries were reported. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

A three car collision on westbound Highway 50 between Bass Lake Road and El Dorado Hills Boulevard backed traffic up all the way to Cameron Park Thursday at approximately 9:15 a.m. No serious injuries were reported, but one driver was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Folsom. Newly promoted El Dorado Hills Fire Department […]

No Comment / July 14, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

U.S. Forest Service reminds visitors to enjoy recreation safely

The national forests in California offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities and beauty.  With the wonders of adventure, however, come certain hazards. The most effective way to prevent mishaps is to adequately prepare for the trip. Knowledge of the area, weather, terrain, limitations of your body, plus a little common sense can help to […]

No Comment / July 12, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Raley’s, state team up to help California State Parks

NickelAid will generate seed money to raise funds for State Parks SACRAMENTO — When shoppers now use a reusable grocery bag at any Raley’s, Bel Air, Nob Hill Foods or Food Source they won’t just help the environment, they will also help raise money to eventually preserve a number of California State Parks currently targeted for […]

No Comment / July 12, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »